Angular 2 - Hello Angular's new world

Before starting this part please make sure that you have installed node in yout system. 
For this complete series I am using node v6.2.2 in the ubuntu 16.04 LTS system.

Step 1: Create your app directory
goto terminal or cmd and type mkdir myapp

Step 2: Open any text editor and create below files and save them in the respective dir i.e. myapp dir

Package.json : [The package.json will contain the packages that our apps require. These packages are installed and maintained with npm (Node Package Manager).]

  "name": "angular-quickstart",
  "version": "1.0.0",
  "scripts": {
    "start": "tsc && concurrently \"tsc -w\" \"lite-server\" ",
    "lite": "lite-server",
    "postinstall": "typings install",
    "tsc": "tsc",
    "tsc:w": "tsc -w",
    "typings": "typings"
  "licenses": [
      "type": "MIT",
      "url": ""
  "dependencies": {
    "@angular/common": "~2.1.0",
    "@angular/compiler": "~2.1.0",
    "@angular/core": "~2.1.0",
    "@angular/forms": "~2.1.0",
    "@angular/http": "~2.1.0",
    "@angular/platform-browser": "~2.1.0",
    "@angular/platform-browser-dynamic": "~2.1.0",
    "@angular/router": "~3.1.0",
    "@angular/upgrade": "~2.1.0",
    "angular-in-memory-web-api": "~0.1.5",
    "bootstrap": "^3.3.7",
    "core-js": "^2.4.1",
    "reflect-metadata": "^0.1.8",
    "rxjs": "5.0.0-beta.12",
    "systemjs": "0.19.39",
    "zone.js": "^0.6.25"
  "devDependencies": {
    "concurrently": "^3.0.0",
    "lite-server": "^2.2.2",
    "typescript": "^2.0.3",


  "compilerOptions": {
    "target": "es5",
    "module": "commonjs",
    "moduleResolution": "node",
    "sourceMap": true,
    "emitDecoratorMetadata": true,
    "experimentalDecorators": true,
    "removeComments": false,
    "noImplicitAny": false


  "globalDependencies": {
    "core-js": "registry:dt/core-js#0.0.0+20160725163759",
    "jasmine": "registry:dt/jasmine#2.2.0+20160621224255",
    "node": "registry:dt/node#6.0.0+20160909174046"

Note:: A large number of libraries of the JavaScript extends JavaScript environment with features and syntax which is not natively recognized by the TypeScript compiler. Thetypings.json file is used to identify TypeScript definition files in your Angular application.
In the above code, there are three typing files as shown below:
  1. core-js: It brings ES2015/ES6 capabilities to our ES5 browsers.
  2. jasmine: It is the typing for Jasmine test framework.
  3. node: It is used for the code that references objects in the nodejs environment.


(function (global) {
    paths: {
      // paths serve as alias
      'npm:': 'node_modules/'
    // map tells the System loader where to look for things
    map: {
      // our app is within the app folder
      app: 'app',
      // angular bundles
      '@angular/core': 'npm:@angular/core/bundles/core.umd.js',
      '@angular/common': 'npm:@angular/common/bundles/common.umd.js',
      '@angular/compiler': 'npm:@angular/compiler/bundles/compiler.umd.js',
      '@angular/platform-browser': 'npm:@angular/platform-browser/bundles/platform-browser.umd.js',
      '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic': 'npm:@angular/platform-browser-dynamic/bundles/platform-browser-dynamic.umd.js',
      '@angular/http': 'npm:@angular/http/bundles/http.umd.js',
      '@angular/router': 'npm:@angular/router/bundles/router.umd.js',
      '@angular/forms': 'npm:@angular/forms/bundles/forms.umd.js',
      // other libraries
      'rxjs':                      'npm:rxjs',
      'angular-in-memory-web-api': 'npm:angular-in-memory-web-api',
    // packages tells the System loader how to load when no filename and/or no extension
    packages: {
      app: {
        main: './main.js',
        defaultExtension: 'js'
      rxjs: {
        defaultExtension: 'js'
      'angular-in-memory-web-api': {
        main: './index.js',
        defaultExtension: 'js'

Step 3: To install packages
npm install

Step 4: Create new dir called app
mkdir app and create 

1. app.component.ts

import { Component } from '@angular/core';
  selector: 'my-app',
  template: '<h1>My First Angular App</h1>'
export class AppComponent { 

The above code will import the Component and View package from angular2/core.
  1. The @Component is an Angular 2 decorator that allows you to associate metadata with the component class.
  2. The my-app can be used as HTML tag to injecting and can be used as a component.
  3. The export specifies that, this component will be available outside the file.

2. app.module.ts
import { NgModule }      from '@angular/core';
import { BrowserModule } from '@angular/platform-browser';

import { AppComponent }   from './app.component';
import { ContactComponent }   from './dataBind/dataBind.component';

  imports:      [ BrowserModule ],
  declarations: [ AppComponent ],
  bootstrap:    [ AppComponent]

export class AppModule { }

3. main.ts
import { platformBrowserDynamic } from '@angular/platform-browser-dynamic';
import { AppModule } from './app.module';
const platform = platformBrowserDynamic();

  1. The main.ts file tells Angular to load the component.
  2. To launch the application, we need to import both Angular's browser bootstrap function and root component of the application.

STEP 5:: Create index.html in the roor dir
    <title>Angular QuickStart</title>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css">
    <!-- 1. Load libraries -->
     <!-- Polyfill(s) for older browsers -->
    <script src="node_modules/core-js/client/shim.min.js"></script>
    <script src="node_modules/zone.js/dist/zone.js"></script>
    <script src="node_modules/reflect-metadata/Reflect.js"></script>
    <script src="node_modules/systemjs/dist/system.src.js"></script>
    <!-- 2. Configure SystemJS -->
    <script src="systemjs.config.js"></script>
      System.import('app').catch(function(err){ console.error(err); });
  <!-- 3. Display the application -->

STEP 6: Now Run 
using the terminal command npm start

Now the page will be opened in the browser with the text "My first Angular App" text


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